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Today's Features

  • Stephanie Anne Molioar and Christopher Eugene Jorandby have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Jaxon Tyler Adermann
    Matthew and Samantha Adermann of Taylorville are the parents of a son born at 3:24 p.m. on March 22, 2013, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

  • Tracee Ann Curtis and Timothy Allen Largent, both of Vandalia, were married in a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on March 16, 2013, at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Dan Rush officiating.

  • It seems like God gave Arika Craig a love of music when she was very young. Her taste in music is eclectic – she likes all kinds, and she wants to study and pursue a career in music.

  • Along the Lane …
    … rabbits are making a comeback, rerun, “re-hop,” or whatever, to the Homestead lane.
    When we first moved here (about 19 years ago), rabbits would almost cause a traffic jam in our lane.  Son Todd (at a young age then) commented that rabbits were going to take over the world.

  • Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, spent the weekend with her daughter, Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo.
    Death
    Mary Lillian “Lillie” Reed, 74, formerly of St. Peter, died on Sunday. Graveside services were held on Thursday, with burial in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Saturday evening was 98. Attendance on Sunday was 90.
    The organist was Rev. Alan Holtz. Luke Bergmann served as acolyte.
    Elders were Reggie Grandt and Jay Rothe.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 25
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Chinatown Restaurant, Litchfield.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, April 27
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    Monday, April 29

  • Lorene Hoffman Brown was born on a Vandalia farm 94 years ago, “right across from where I live now,” she said, referring to the Hoffman land that was designated a Centennial Farm a few years ago.

  • Forty-four members and eight guests of the Fayette County Home and Community Education (HCE) gathered for their Annual Get-Acquainted Day brunch and fundraiser last Thursday at the Golden Years Building in Brownstown.

  • Marie Benefiel
    An open house for Marie Benefiel’s 95th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday at the Mulberry Grove Fire Department hall.